The sponsored company in this internship program is Keller Williams Worldwide (“KW”), which is the #1 real estate franchise in the USA, the world’s largest real estate franchise, and the #1 training organization (of any business type) in the world. Each office is independently owned and operated. Russell Bernstein's office is the #1 office in a variety of categories in the entire Southern Region of the United States. Russell is registered as a Commercial Real Estate Agent specifically with the office doing business as KW Commercial 889-9898 & Keller Williams Realty 4550100. The EIN number for this office is in the attachments.
The program administrator, Russell Bernstein, is an award-winning "business broker". He helps people value, buy, and sell businesses that include the lease or sale of real estate. He is a 2020 CityBusiness MoneyMakers Honoree (because of what his internship program accomplished during the onset of COVID), a 2019 Economic Development Ambassador for the New Orleans Business Alliance, and the 2018 Rising Star Awardee from the Commercial Investment Division of the New Orleans Association of REALTORS in 2018.
Russell is also a member of the International Business Broker's Association and the Commercial Investment Division of the New Orleans Association of Realtors. He has the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the IBBA, and he is one of 500 people in the USA with a CBI, the only one within 50 miles of New Orleans with a CBI, only 1 of 2 within 100 miles with a CBI, and only 1 of 3 in Keller Williams globally with a CBI. He also has an MBA.
In terms of leadership and training experience, Russell has coached at every level from age-group sports to the National team level, and he has this coaching experience on 3 different continents and with players who speak zero English. He has also started 10 non-profit organizations at the local, regional, national, and global level, one with 1500 members nationwide in a foreign country. Also in a foreign country, he was once a Head Teacher for a flagship branch of a national franchise.